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as hard as anyone to carry us across the finish line. [applause] her love and support kept me going at times when i thought the odds were insurmountable. gail and i have never ever felt so much pride when we introduced and worked with our daughter is so thank you. [applause] as you know, many of my family and friends are here. i want to thank my mom, judy. [applause] my sister leann, my sister robyn, and my brother bruce and my extended family. i want to thank them all. one thing that is a little bit different is my dad is not here. he has been in very bad health. he has been struggling and i am not sure what will happen. he is right here with me and i want to say i love him and thank him for his support. [applause] listen -- first of all, i am psyched that you guys hung around. [laughter] [applause] [go, scott, go] many of you know in your lives, there is a point in your life, when you take on a challenge and you do something that no one ever thought you could achieve and you do the very best you possibly could and you leave everything on the table whether you are in a sporting eve
substantial revenues. those in revenues me to come from those who can afford it -- the wealthiest among us. as demonstrated in his plan you heard him talk about during his campaign. the clinton error rates in place in the 1990's far from hindering economic growth or part of an economic approach past 1993 that led to the longest peacetime expansion in our lifetimes that led to the creation of more than 23 million jobs. it also led to the creation of thousands of millionaires to boot. there are different ways to approach this. the president will not sign a bill that extends the bush era tax cuts for the wealthiest americans. it is not good policy. >> even if the wealthiest and the pay more in taxes? >> you are dealing with hypothetical about plans that do not exist. the president will not sign a bill that extends tax cuts for the top 2%. he has lon supportg and proposed tax reform both individual and corporate. he believes that is important. he was clear during the campaign and has been clear in other thing we knowe about the clinton era rates for the top earners is that they were effective
ahead of us. they're right here. and we have to sit down and go to work on it now, not wait. this was the message the american people sent from all over and that is they're tired of these partisan gridlocks. they're tired of things like i have one goal, to defeat obama. that is gone. obama was reelected overwhelmingly. the american people want us to work together. republicans want us to work together. democrats want us to work together. they want to balance the -- a balanced approach to everything. especially with the huge deficit and taxes are part of that. i can remember my first president after i had been selected as the democratic leader. i was so afraid, i really was. and as i do on occasion, off the cuff, i said i know how to fight. i know how to dance. i do not dance as well as i fight but i would much rather dense hair -- any time and i still feel that way. it is better to dance than to fight. it is better to work together ho. everything does not have to be a fight. that is how it has been the last couple of years. everyone should comprehend especially my senate frie
at noon. john also -- join us online at facebook.com/book to be. >> he was vice president for 82 days. truman presided over the senate. nowadays the vice president does not do that unless his vote is needed to break a tie. truman never learned anything from zero fdr or his staff. it was a transition zero knowledge that this not happen anymore. got a phone call from the white house. it to the phone right away. i pick up the phone. at the other and they said -- to the white house as soon as you can. he grabbed his hat. he-out. - he dashed out. they had a car for him. he went to the white house. he was taken to the second floor, which was the family f loor. he looked up and said -- harry, the president is dead. he was in total shock. he said -- what can i do for you? she said -- harry, what can we do for you? you are in trouble now. >> from his early life through his presidency aida donald looks at the light of harry truman's sunday night at 8. >> president obama spoke with reporters today. this is his first news conference since early this year. >> good afternoon, everybody. please have
and product, and they wanted people who would know how to use it effectively to try it out and publicize it. >> america in the 1930's and 1940's -- the library of congress curator shares some of the 1600 color photographs taken during the depression and world war ii. .nday at 7:00 p.m. on 3. -- c-span 3. >> now, john boehner and house republican leaders talk about fiscal cliff negotiations. he says he is optimistic a deal can be reached with the president. >> morning, everyone. going over the fiscal cliff will hurt our economy and will her job creation in our country. republicans are committed to continuing to work with the president to come to an agreement to avert the so-called fiscal clef. one reason why we believe that we put revenue on the table as long as it is accompanied by serious spending cuts to avert a crisis. we believe this is the president's request for a balanced approach to this issue, and we are going to continue to work with the president to try to resolve this in a way that is fair for the american people. we all now that we have had the spending crisis coming at us like
, pioneering for us. they give of themselves to others. our men and women in uniform give and have given of themselves for us to protect our freedom to promote our prosperity and way of life. there are so many heroes in our society. it's part of the american experience to live for something bigger than yourself. i think we're a nation of heroes. they say being a hero is not being bigger than life, it's being bigger than yourself. and americans live for things bigger than themselves. i think of all the single moms who right now are scrimping and saving to make sure they have a good meal to put on the table at the end of the day for their children. my sister is in her 70's and she has eight children. and the first seven are all married with children of their own t. seventh was born down syndrome. her husband passed away. linda devotes her time to her son to make sure he lives as abundant life as he possibly can. she's a hero to me. [applause] i think of all the couples across america who have decided not to exchange gift this is year so their kids can have more christmas. i think of all t
sense of economic security where we get in line and have the government solve our problems for us? as if that's ever worked in american history. or are we going to restore american greatness the way we know it works best to create jobs in a strategic way with a guy as president that will work to build solutions rather than just talking about things? i was governor of this state for eight years and i had to work with a lot of democrats but i had to work with a lot of republicans as well because they were in the majority the whole time. imagine what it would be like to be a governor of a state where 85% of the legislature was in a different party. it would require leadership that had humility at the start that would focus on ways to solve problems. that's what we need in our country right now. a guy who has been about finding common ground and solutions, not abandoning principle. imagine a country that began to solve it's problems. we need a president who is willing to roll up his sleeves to begin to solve these problems and american greatness will surge immediately. here is the dea
. >> he brought us the company from an action the epa took, and epa was told by the chamber of commerce that if you took that action if you voted not to suspend the rules, they would not have to prevent it. that is the problem. you see bureaucrats are dictating policy in montana. we can do just fine. >> the congressman has talked about 95% and other things that are patently false. they said they could deal with these rules. the problem they have is with ash and hayes. they can meet those standards. they have chosen to make investments in latin america, not in montana. we have been here before, and that is not the way it should be. a company that does not pay $45 million in taxes to the state of montana. they are manipulating not only their workers but the congressman on this decision. >> time to go to our panel. our first question goes to senator tester. >> thank you. an overwhelming concern is the negative ads, so are the negative ads toward you buy your opponents greeted with one -- net so of the negative ads toward you buy your opponents, which one bothers you most? >> we have unlimi
been a terrific and there was a lot of endurance in this audience. i turned to victoria to give us final comments. >> today on c-span, conservative activists react to the election and then "washington journal." post-election analysis continues this morning as cq roll call hosts its post-election analysis. that is at 10:15 a.m. on c-span. on c-span 2, political analyst charlie cook will break down the presidential election results and the country's changing demographics. we will have live coverage beginning at 8:30 eastern. >> need some help over here. >> did he try to get up without anybody knowing? >> where is sergeant robert yates today? >> we ended up following him after this plane ride. he ended up entering himself into an innovative program at walter reed where they ended up using acupuncture and meditation and other techniques to wean him of all the drugs he was on and for this program, he was able to walk out of walter reed on his own two feet. i commend the military for allowing us to tell the story, both the good and bad, and for recognizing this problem. by recognizing th
the president. even those that voted against us, most of them don't see us that way. so that is the problem. i think it's an underestimating of your opponent's strength and the reality of how people view them. d there was a ridicule that i think -- i don't fully understand the impact it played in the election but i know it played a deep impact. and listen, as i said, our party has gone through that before which was a disbelief that president bush could be re-elected in 2004. people saw it differently. >> i think there are a number of legitimate policy criticisms of president obama. and there are issue that is he's advanced in the country that i just disagree with. however, if you go back to mitt romney's book, what was the title. no apology. inferring that the president runs around the world apologizing for america. not true. that never happened. the birther nonsense t. attempts to delegitimate mies the president that he wasn't born in hawaii, that he is on alien impter in the oval office, the conspiracy began 20 years ago. all of this deranged nonsense had a terrible impact not on the preside
nobody speaks about the intelligence blunder the republicans did that put us in a war with raq, law 2000 american soldiers, and their answer was they had poor intelligence. secondly, my question is, why should anybody believe that governor romney would be good at creating jobs what he was 48 in job guest: well, i'll take the question first. governor romney in the middle oh f a tough economy created almost 50,000 new jobs in massachusetts. let's remember. >> on "washington journal" tomorrow morning we'll look at virge. >> now we'll go to jacksonville florida where mitt romney is to speak shortly. he is with jeb bush. >> you ready to take back the white house? i thought you might be. how did you enjoy five for fighting? he's a really good guy. did you enjoy his song "freedom never cries"? this is an important election. this an election about what the future of america is going to be. is our future going to be more debt and more regulation and more taxes? sor our future going to be in less taxes, less regulations and. nibble mitt romney. he's the right candidate at the right time to be
to paul's plan. many of us supported the republican study budget, which would even -- we felt it made even more sense, because it got to balance in a much shorter amount of time, so i think that's at a minimum where we need to go, because think about it, the white house, their budget didn't get one single vote in the senate or the house. you know, 535-0, whatever, depending on who was present that time. a single yes vote, the senate doesn't come up with one, so certainly that's got to be where we hope to at least get to that level. if we're going to have any chance of solving this problem. >> one other item, things have actually worsened considerably in the outlook that we base that budget on. i believe that's the starting point, but again, sequester is the word around,s and president himself announced in an international debate, we're not doing the sequester. i don't know how he does that by executive order. that's pretty interesting. but if you don't do that, you have the debt ceiling issue and the potential downgrade of your credit, so i think the situation is actually worsened, but tha
, it's created crime in this country that is using up resources both to lock people up and to chase people down. so 17 states have medical marijuana. should the federal government classify marion as a schedule one drug which makes it worse than cocaine or hoirn. >> no i haven't been but i did live for a while in central america and i had some friends who worked for drug interdiction for the united states government. i asked them sit true that about 2.7 sents out of ever dollar on drug interdiction does the job. they said yes that's right. if you're in the drug biz or thinking about going into the drug business, think about this for a minute. >> well if i go into the drug business, i have a 97% chance of success. if you compare that to the chance of failure if you do a legitimate start up anywhere in the world. what you have to asay to yourself is if you have a 97% chance of going into the drug business then why not, let's go do it. 97% of all the money we spend on drug interdiction is going down the rat hole. if we made it legal, we would as you pointed out the drug cartels we would
messaging can we use to reach them? how do we reach them? so you want to have a top to bottom review of what happened. you want to look at the technology they used to turn out the vote and say not only do we want to equal that in four years but surpass it. but if you delude yourself into believing that as romney and ryan said the election was determined for the reasons they said you don't have the to be able do that. so when you should be at this low moment taking your first steps to building a team to win the next election we're still going in the wrong direction and that's the bad side of it. >> video is king so it used to be not too long in politics if there was a front page story in the "new york times." this is how white water and water gait started it was an investigative story that it would drive the debate and coverage. if it doesn't have a video component it doesn't go anywhere because it doesn't get on news 24 hours a day and not shared and posted on facebook. so what made the 47% thing so powerful was there was a video component. and the best ads we ran in the campaign that were c
around the world. and you saw him during the 2012 u.s. campaign. he was campaign manager for the landslide reelection of california governor in 2006. before that a top political advice sor in the white house of george w. bush. he attended the university of delaware from 1988 to 1993. david plouffe crossed paths in schmidt in the late 1980's. he completed his political seasons degree and finned two years ago. he has completed two presidential bids. he was appointed as a senior advice sor to the president in the white house in 2011. he attended is the marks high school before serving in a wide viret of state and national political campaigns. i'm going to ask the two speakers this evening to speak and i had to decide who is going to go first and i decided to use a standard that anyone this this audience could mean and that is whoever has won the most recent presidential election gets to speak first. i think that's the fair enough thing to do so please welcome david plouffe and steve schmidt to the university of delaware. [applause] >> thank you for joining thus evening. it's
himself into an innovative program at walter reed, where they ended up using acupuncture, medication, and other techniques to wean him of all the drugs he was on, and for this program he actually was able to walk out of walter reed on his own 2 feet. i really commend the military for allowing us to tell the story, both the good and the bad, but for recognizing the problem, that there is the problem of over medication, and that they are looking for outside the box ideas on how to fix it. that is sort of the whole basis of the film, the status quo is not working and we need to start looking for outside the box ideas. >> sunday night at 8:00 on "q&a". >> now, president obama's senior campaign staff on tuesday's election results. he spoke with reporters during a half hour conference call looking at a voter turnout, the role of outside money, and at the state of the republican party. >> thanks, everybody, for joining the call today. we have heard from many of you individually. we thought it might be easiest to just do this:what are some things together. it has been roughly 36 hours since
and use the political process to do that. we wish them sleep and some time with family. i want to congratulate all the volunteers for what they did on election day. we had over 109,000 people canvassing on doors, double that on the phones, and they executed a historic ground game. the reason they were motivated to do this it was not because of any analytical tools or tech product that we gave them. they were working to build this campaign because they believe in barack obama and his message and the policy he moved forward -- to move this country forward. that is what won in this election. across battleground states, we are currently sitting at 50.4. i think we will get a little better than president bush's margin in the 2004 election. our margin over republicans declined about 3.7% compared to 2008. 5.3 in non battleground states. millions of ballots are still being counted, 4 million in california alone. sometime today we think we will be officially the winner in florida. as of right now, total turnout and number of voters has increased in colorado, iowa, minnesota, nevada, no
, it is the opposite. they are saying, we have nominated two moderates in a row. look where it has gotten us, no where. i think it will start to see people like rand paul. and certainly, bobby jindal from louisiana. they will make a trip or two and test the waters. this new class, how are they going to react to being led? are they going to be able to be led? >> i think no one knows. that is kind of the point. in comparison to the enormous freshman class that we just had and everyone makes so much noise about, it is really instructive. considering the number of open seats that were left open for retirement and redistricting and so on and so forth, incumbents who lost, there will be more members of the house with fewer than two terms of experience in the 113th congress than any time in the last two decades in 1992 with redistricting and the banking scandal. no one really knows. you have seen vader and cantor and other republican leaders fanned out across the country in the last few months. and even campaigning for incoming members who were in cakewalks in north carolina and california and other parts of
a republican field. my wife is trying to get me to stop using the word wacko. he got them out of the way, but he did it without ever building his own plant about who he was. when you go back to april 10 -- his own plan about who he was. when you go back to april 10, they basically knew he was a republican presidential candidate. they knew he was an english, successful businessman. maybe -- they knew he was a rich, successful businessman. other than that, they knew next to nothing about mitt romney. one of the first things i learned in politics along time ago was the importance to define your candidate before the opponent has a chance to define them. you want to go in with the biographical adds, the testimonial ads. it is not that it is -- biographical ads, testimonials ads. it is not that it is a popularity contest, but you want to go in with something that people would be proud to have in elected office. you just want those warm and fuzzy feelings. it provides a teflon coating to protect your candidate from the slime you know it's going to come. you need that -- from the slime that is g
. you would have been a great president. i am sorry you did not win." share your comments with us. republicans keep the u.s. house, and democrats increase the majority in the u.s. senate. >> i am a little but a horse, so bear with me. i am very happy tonight for america and the rest of the world. i am a retired marine master surgeon, having retired in 1980. the divisiveness in this country -- you notice the democratic party and its audience, it is always a big picture of what america is all about. when you look at the republicans, it is a one-way street. besides being a former recruiter for the marine corps, and having had the opportunity of enlisting marine recruits to send them to be a non and see them back in body bags as the result of -- send them to the vietnam, and see them back in body bags -- that is neither here nor there. we had a candidate who was lying in his candidacy, in the beginning, middle, and end. i hope he can take newt gingrich and the rest of those people along with him, and find a deep hole and bury themselves. thank you very much. >> carol is joining us fro
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